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Plains is a town and the county seat of Yoakum County[3] of western Texas, United States, particularly the south (inner) half of the panhandle's plains. The city's population was 1,481 at the 2010 census.

Plains, Texas
The Yoakum County Courthouse, located in Plains.
The Yoakum County Courthouse, located in Plains.
Location of Plains, Texas
Location of Plains, Texas
Yoakum County Plains.svg
Coordinates: 33°11′25″N 102°49′39″W / 33.19028°N 102.82750°W / 33.19028; -102.82750Coordinates: 33°11′25″N 102°49′39″W / 33.19028°N 102.82750°W / 33.19028; -102.82750
CountryUnited States
 • Total1.0 sq mi (2.6 km2)
 • Land1.0 sq mi (2.6 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
3,642 ft (1,110 m)
 • Total1,481
 • Density1,500/sq mi (570/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)806
FIPS code48-57968[1]
GNIS feature ID1365369[2]


Plains is located at 33°11′25″N 102°49′39″W / 33.19028°N 102.82750°W / 33.19028; -102.82750 (33.190251, -102.827578).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.0 square miles (2.6 km²), all of it land.


According to the Köppen climate classification system, Plains has a semiarid climate, BSk on climate maps.[5]


Census Pop.
Est. 20161,599[6]8.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,450 people, 485 households, and 390 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,465.6 people per square mile (565.5/km²).[1] There were 569 housing units at an average density of 575.1 per square mile (221.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 69.66% White, 0.76% Native American, 0.07% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 27.79% from other races, and 1.66% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 53.03% of the population.

There were 485 households out of which 42.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.0% were married couples living together, 8.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.4% were non-families. 17.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.98 and the average family size was 3.37.

In the town, the population was spread out with 32.6% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 27.4% from 25 to 44, 20.7% from 45 to 64, and 11.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females, there were 97.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $32,188, and the median income for a family was $36,250. Males had a median income of $27,188 versus $21,042 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,624. About 17.2% of families and 20.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.9% of those under age 18 and 23.5% of those age 65 or over.


The Town of Plains is served by the Plains Independent School District.

Notable peopleEdit

Plains is the birthplace of Clyde "Bulldog" Turner, inducted into the Professional Football Hall of Fame for the Chicago Bears.[8]


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  5. ^ Climate Summary for Plains, Texas
  6. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  8. ^ "Clyde (Bulldog) Turner". Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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